Overview of Publication Business Models
European Southern Observatory (ESO)
Abstract: This table shows a schematic overview of the most common publication business models currently used in science publishing, with a special focus on Gold Open Access and Transformative Agreements in the context of Plan S.
- Gold OA: Article Processing Charges (APCs) involving commercial publishers, APCs using overlay journals, SCOAP3.
- Transformative agreements: Read-And-Publish (RAP), Publish-And-Read (PAR), “Subscribe to Open”.
- Closed: Subscription.
- Status (Plan S compliance: Gold OA = yes, Transformative = max. 3 years, Closed = No)
- Who pays?
- How much?
- Who reads?
- Who publishes? (i.e., whose publishing costs are covered by the payments mentioned above?)
- Expected cost evolution